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Caltrops Freeze? xD [Copy link]

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Post time 2013-10-24 15:15:53 |Show all posts
Soo....

Is there any ETA on a fix for Caltrops yet? At the moment using Caltrops on any mob higher than 2-3 monsters on difficulties higher than easy/medium is a practical death sentence because of huge frameskip/delay when the mob hits the traps. =(

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Post time 2013-10-25 00:10:00 |Show all posts
I haven't leveled a Cunning hunter yet, but do you get that frameskip when they are killed by the Caltrops or just when they run into them? I have the same problem whenever a good pile of monsters is hit or killed when I kite with Meteor or Swath. Even on the low level maps on Easy, although the skip is not as bad there since they are being immediately vaporized.

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Post time 2013-10-26 00:09:25 |Show all posts
Happens the moment the mob steps on Caltrops.

The problem is Caltrops is a an AoE DoT trap/damage deal. So it doesn't really OHKO a mob like Meteor or Swath. But since the trap lingers the usual way to do it is to get a mob and drop the trap get them to step on the trap and then kite around the mob so they linger on the trap getting DoT.

Unfortunately this isn't really optimal anymore because of the frameskip. I do hope it gets fixed though because I was able to do the kiting during earlier builds

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Post time 2013-10-26 22:46:58 |Show all posts
Wow yeah you're right. I gave Caltrops a shot and holy crap that's some scary frameskip!

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Post time 2013-11-8 10:55:38 |Show all posts
RocK_M replied at 2013-10-26 00:09
Happens the moment the mob steps on Caltrops.

The problem is Caltrops is a an AoE DoT trap/damage d ...

Yea. I limit it to a small number of monsters. Meteor works for me.

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Post time 2013-11-8 18:42:01 |Show all posts
warbirdnut replied at 2013-11-8 10:55
Yea. I limit it to a small number of monsters. Meteor works for me.

Problem w/ that is on later levels it's not possible to "thin" out a mob as there's lots of moments where you will get a lot of mobs spawning off map.. especially on boss rooms.

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Post time 2013-11-12 09:07:14 |Show all posts
RocK_M replied at 2013-11-8 18:42
Problem w/ that is on later levels it's not possible to "thin" out a mob as there's lots of moment ...

Yea, that is usually when I die.

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Post time 2013-12-12 04:52:25 |Show all posts
RocK_M replied at 2013-11-8 18:42
Problem w/ that is on later levels it's not possible to "thin" out a mob as there's lots of moment ...

Well, as long as you don't get mobbed you've got a chance. I've had luck making a hole with that Haunting Scream depending on the monster type. I probably need to go back and look at Swath of Destruction. It's been a while since I've used it.

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Post time 2013-12-12 06:41:59 |Show all posts
Swath is still OP as hell. It's just too amazing to leave out of your arsenal.

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Post time 2013-12-13 00:10:25 |Show all posts
Too bad we're only limited to 3 abilities.

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